Herbert W. “Herb” Mies, age 73, of Sauk Centre, passed away unexpectedly May 29, 2021, in Bagley.

A Mass of Christian Burial was June 4 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre with the Rev. Tim Wenzel officiating. Interment was in St. Gertrude’s Cemetery in Forest City. 

Herbert William Mies was born June 29, 1947, in Litchfield, to Stephan and Elenor (Arens) Mies. He graduated from Litchfield High School in 1965 and joined the Minnesota National Guard for 13 years. On May 10, 1969, he married Clara Fank at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Bird Island. The couple moved to Sauk Centre in 1988. Herb worked 48 years for Jennie-O Turkey Store/Hormel. He started as night clean up and retired as human resource manager in 2013.

He was a member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre, Catholic United Financial, and an honorary member of the Bishop Busch Council 4863 Knights of Columbus. Herb was a caring, loving husband and a wonderful father and grandfather. He loved spending time with his family, fishing, hunting with his sons-in-law, casino trips, playing cards with the guys at the Bear Trap and traveling with the love of his life, Clara. He also enjoyed playing Wii with grandchildren and trying new recipes; not all were good.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Clara Mies, of Sauk Centre; daughters Marie (Todd) Labat of Hibbing, Karin (Lou) Jacobson of St. Cloud, and Heidi (Matthew) Kelly of Dassel; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; sister Mary Olson; in-laws Mary Mies, Nicholas (Norma) Fank, Harry (Ardi) Fank, Jr., Virginia (Charles) Moliter, Joseph (Jan) Fank, Michael (Debbie) Fank, Mark (Jacquie) Fank and Mary (Loren) Wetzel; and several nieces and nephews.

Herb was preceded in death by his parents and father and mother-in-law; infant brother Francis Mies; brothers Harold, Ivan and Cecil Mies; brothers-in-law Pete Olson and Robert Fank; sister-in-law Donna Mies; and nephew Robert “Bobby” Fank.

Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services of Sauk Centre.